Hall, Gordon, GySgt

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
5953-Air Traffic Control Radar Technician
Current/Last MOSGroup
Electronic Maintenance
Previously Held MOS
9900-General Service Marine
2801-Basic Data/Comms Maintenance Marine
5949-Aviation Radar Technician
5952-Air Traffic Control Maintenance Trainee
5959-Air Traffic Control Systems Maintenance Chief
0231-Intelligence Specialist
Primary Unit
1981-1988, 0231, VMAQ-4 Det C, Whidbey Island WA., VMAQ-4
Service Years
1968 - 1988

Gunnery Sergeant

 
Five Hash Marks

 

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Military Order of the Devil DogPuget Sound; Detachment 336Washington Chapter
Post 80Marine Riders GroupAmerican Legion Riders
  1991, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  1992, Military Order of the Devil Dog
  2001, Marine Corps League, Puget Sound; Detachment 336 (Vice Commander) (Redmond, Washington) [Verified]2
  2006, Patriot Guard Riders, Washington Chapter (Washington)
  2008, American Legion, Post 80 (Member at Large) (Republic, Washington) [Verified]
  2008, Marine Riders Group
  2009, American Legion Riders [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I was involved in a work-related accident in 1999.  I was severely scalded by 200 degree heating water, covering nearly 40% of my body w/3rd degree burns, due to a faulty plumming coupler..  I spent 6 weeks in the local burn ward before being released to go home. I started my own PT from the moment I regained conciousness.  I was able to return to work 4 months from the day of the incident.  My Marine Corps background enabled me to heavily engage in extensive PT, working out 8 hrs a day or more. I doubt that I would have recovered so well and so quickly w/o my Corps additudes and mentality.

Retired.
   
Other Comments:
Into riding my '03 GL1800. hunting, shooting, scuba, HO model trains, PC's.
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles - 13 Marines Remembered
  • Card, Doug, SSgt, (1958-1970)
  • Colman, Jack, Cpl, (1945-1953)
  • Costa, Tim, Sgt
  • Des Jarlais, John, Sgt, (1942-2013)
  • Diamond, Max, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Forsythe, Dan, MSgt, (1960-1976)
  • Godfrey, Sam, SSgt
  • Small, David, Sgt, (1968-1972)
  • Smith, Merwyn, SSgt
  • Wirt, Alexander 'Alex', Sgt, (1960-1970)
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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert 2nd AwardPistol Expert 2nd Award

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), L/3081
 Unit Assignments
MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CAInfantry Training School(s) WestComm-Elect School MCRD San DiegoUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
Aviation UnitsMCB Camp PendletonMATCU-67MASS-3, MACG-38
MCAS Futenma, JapanMATCS-28, MACG-28HML-770HML-767
VMAQ-4
  1968-1968, 9900, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1968-1968, 9900, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1968-1968, 2801, Comm-Elect School MCRD San Diego
  1968-1969, 5949, (5945) Aviation Radar Repair Course
  1969-1969, 5949, MATCU-75
  1969-1970, 5949, Staging Bn, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1970-1970, 5949, MATCU-67
  1970-1970, 5949, MASS-3, MACG-38
  1971-1971, 5952, Air Traffic Control A School
  1971-1973, 5953, MATCU-64
  1973-1976, 5953, H&HS, MCAS Futenma, Japan
  1976-1976, 5953, MATCS-28, MACG-28
  1977-1980, 5953, HML-770
  1977-1980, 5953, HML-767
  1977-1999, 5959, HML-770
  1980-1980, 0231, Amphibious Intelligence Specialist Course
  1981-1988, 0231, VMAQ-4 Det C, Whidbey Island WA., VMAQ-4
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
Everett Community CollegeEast Carolina UniversityHighline Community CollegeUniversity of Oregon
Central Washington UniversityUniversity of WashingtonCentral Washington University
  1967-1967, Everett Community College9
  1972-1972, East Carolina University
  1979-1999, Highline Community College
  1981-1982, Others/Not Listed
  1983-1983, University of Oregon
  1984-1999, Central Washington University
  1992-1994, University of Washington
  1994-1998, Central Washington University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 25, 2006, Present Activities8
  Sep 03, 2012, General Photos7
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